Entrepreneurship Opportunities for PhD’s & Post-Docs

Fri, 17 January 2020, 09:30 – 14:00

Lapp’s Quay Centre for Executive Education Cork


This half-day information session will give an insight into the supports currently available for PhD students and Post-Docs as they progress through their research journey.

Learn about the available career support, opportunities abroad & at home and hear first-hand experience of life from researcher to entrepreneur.

This is also an opportunity to network with PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from other disciplines & departments, and to establish new connections where possible.

Book your FREE ticket HERE

Our speakers include:

Mary O’Regan, HR Research Manager, UCC who will outline the Odyssey Programme, a researcher specific development programme unique to UCC.

Dr. Rich Ferrie, Director of UCC Innovation who will explain the process and opportunities to spin out research and/or technology.

Myriam Cronin, Manager GatewayUCC who will elaborate on the SPRINT Programme, an accelerator programme developed out of GatewayUCC.

Dr. Ed Fagan, SFI Industry Fellow at Ampyx Power who will speak about his recent experience on the I Corps Programme in the US.

Neil Kerrigan – Head of Industry Led Research & Collaboration Programmes & Claire Walsh – Senior Commercialisation Specialist from Enterprise Ireland who will speak about the Commercialisation Fund & other EI supports.

Dr. Wendy OkeCEO of TeachKloud, who has successfully transitioned from researcher to entrepreneur and who has availed of many of the entrepreneurship programmes and supports available in the region.

Lunch & refreshments will be provided.